Hubble Space Telescope Current Affairs, GK & News

‘Angel Wing’: Image of Merging Galaxies

NASA has showcased a picture of two merging galaxies that are located in the VV-689 system. These two merging galaxies have been given the nickname “Angel Wing”, as both galaxies are on a collision course creating an almost symmetrical shape depicting the wings of an angel. Overview: The image of the colliding galaxies has been ..

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James Webb Space Telescope-Key Facts

The James Webb Space Telescope succeeded the Hubble Space Telescope. It was jointly built by NASA, European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency. It uses infrared light to make observations. About James Webb Space Telescope It was at first called the “Next Generation Space Telescope”. It was renamed in 2002. James Webb was a former ..

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Deployment of James Webb Telescope

The James Webb telescope was launched by NASA on Christmas eve. The telescope can unfold only when it is in the orbit. The telescope succeeds Hubble telescope. About James Webb Telescope It was jointly developed by NASA, Canadian Space Agency and European Space Agency. It was launched in Ariane rocket. The unfolding of the telescope ..

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First Magnetic Field on an Exoplanet

Recently, a team of astronomers used data from the Hubble Space Telescope for discovering the signature of a magnetic field on an Exoplanet. The findings were described in the journal called Nature Astronomy. Such a feature has been seen on an exoplanet, for the first time. Key Points A magnetic field around the planet explains the observations of ..

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Hubble Telescope Observes Prawn Nebula

The Hubble Telescope has observed “Prawn Nebula”, which is a massive stellar nursery located around 6,000 light-years away in Scorpius constellation. Key Points Astronomers classify the Prawn Nebula as an emission nebula, meaning that its gas has been energized, or ionized, by the radiation of neighbouring stars. Radiation from these massive stars catches electrons from ..

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Hubble Captures Striking New Image of NGC 691

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured beautiful photo of spiral galaxy called “NGC 691”. What is NGC 691? It is an unbarred spiral galaxy located about 125 million light-years away in Aries constellation. It was discovered by German-born British astronomer William Herschel in November, 1786. Spiral galaxy is the foremost member of NGC 691 group which ..

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